Equipment Planning Engineer

In support of our client, a leader in automotive manufacturing, we are seeking an experienced Equipment Planning Engineer located near Birmingham, AL.  This is a long-term, multi-year contract opportunity.



Under general supervision ensures tooling and equipment needs derived from change management, process requirements, CI-activities and additional inputs are implemented within safety, quality, timing, and cost targets. Utilizes a controlled and standardized approach for overall implementation and plant wide communication.



Project planning:

  • Support engineering change coordination meetings as required
  • Perform engineering change and align new equipment concepts, specifications, and layouts.
  • Create production startup support plan
  • Coordinate design reviews with the project stakeholders to include all project aspects
  • Coordinate with IPS to define supplier list
  • Receive and compare quotations from potential suppliers in conjunction with IPS
  • Create Purchase Requisitions, Work with IPS on awarding process, including justifications.
  • Define buyoff documentation package required.

Project implementation:

  • Lead supplier kickoff with all stakeholders
  • Coordinate design reviews with the project stakeholders
  • Provide shipping approval by inspecting the equipment at the supplier’s site
  • Provide project management for the installation of new equipment
  • Plan, monitor, and control Project schedule, Project costs, Project Risks, and Project changes.
  • Work with FP for demo or de-commissioning activities to ensure all aspects are considered
  • Lead Commissioning and Buyoff Process – ensure all stakeholders are included and right documentation is utilized, and punch lists are maintained
  • Ensure all plant training needs are met and on time

Project Validation:

  • Project support to monitor equipment readiness during change implementation
  • Ensure all equipment is installed and runs per the design
  • Coordinate the execution of all Machine Capability studies by ET
  • Coordinate the execution of all Process Capability studies needed to verify equipment changes before start PT2
  • Ensure all documentation is executed per the timeline
  • Lead closure of punch list items

Production Monitoring:

  • Monitor daily/weekly equipment performance for systemic issues that could be addressed through hardware or software improvements
  •  Work with Maintenance/Engineering to find appropriate solutions to systemic issues caused by the implementation of the new equipment.
  • Evaluate manufacturing equipment capabilities against future build ratio changes and update planning accordingly
  • Ensure final documentation for buyoffs is completed per the timeline
  • Maintain regular communication to TOC/other plants to stay up to speed on upcoming technologies
  • Handover equipment to production and maintenance
  • Perform safe work practices and participate in trainings and safety programs in a positive and proactive way by following safety rules, procedures, regulations, standards, and laws. 
  • Report all unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, and injuries to supervisor or Human Resources.
  • Work safely 100% of the time.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Civil Engineering, or related area, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant professional experience in an engineering-oriented environment with a manufacturing setting, with strong emphasis on equipment and tooling projects, project management, and strong hands-on capabilities.
  • Flexibility to support organization needs and demands
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of equipment in a manufacturing environment
  • Widespread understanding of how machines are integrated into a manufacturing system
  • Project Management - timeline management, risk management
  • Problem solving



  • Ability to clearly communicate technical information, both verbally and in writing.
  • Work experience with equipment and tooling related issues
  • Experience in project management and in leading problem-solving groups
  • Knowledge in system applications such as SAP, CAD
  • Machine shop experience and proficiency


ResourceTek offers industry leading compensation and benefits.  Equal Opportunity Employer.